Here's how Meghan's dad Thomas reacted to her pregnancy news 5 months ago

Here's how Meghan's dad Thomas reacted to her pregnancy news

Meghan Markle's dad Thomas Markle Jnr has reacted the news of his daughter's pregnancy.

The 74-year-old is apparently "delighted" that Meghan is expecting her first child. He also thinks that she will be a "great mom."

The Sun reports that Thomas had heard the news before it was announced by Kensington Palace.

He was not mentioned in the palace's official statement.

A source told the publication:

"Thomas is absolutely delighted.

"He heard the news before it was made public and was overjoyed. He thinks Meghan will make a great mum as she is already so maternal."

Kensington Palace announced that the couple were expecting yesterday, stating that the baby would be arriving in Spring 2019.

In a statement, they said that the rest of the royal family were happy to hear the good news.

They also mentioned Meghan's mother.

They said:

"The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, duchess of Cornwall and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted for the couple and were able to congratulate them on Friday at the wedding in person.

"Ms Doria Ragland is very happy about the lovely news and she looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild."

The news comes as Meghan and Harry embark on a royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

The tour takes place over 16 days.